Ultrasonically sprayed aluminium-doped zinc oxide layers for transparent conductive oxide in thin film solar cells
conference contributionposted on 2014-09-04, 08:19 authored by Nayia Arnou, Jake BowersJake Bowers, Michael WallsMichael Walls
Aluminium-doped zinc oxide (AZO) thin films have been deposited on glass substrates using ultrasonic spray deposition whilst varying the operational parameters. Electrical and optical properties were investigated as a function of the deposition parameters and the optimum conditions were defined. The optimum parameters result to films with a sheet resistance of ~6kΩ/□ when they are as deposited and to ~1kΩ/□ for annealed films in vacuum. The resulting transparency ranges from 80 to 85% for optimum films.
The authors are grateful to EPSRC Supergen for funding to support this project.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Published in9th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference
Pages231 - 234 (4)
CitationARNOU, P., BOWERS, J.W. and WALLS, J.M., 2013. Ultrasonically sprayed aluminium-doped zinc oxide layers for transparent conductive oxide in thin film solar cells. In: Hutchins, M., Cole, A. and Watson, T. (eds.). Proceedings of 2013 9th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference (PVSAT-9), Swansea, Great Britain, 10-12 April, pp. 231-234.
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